American Craft Magazine
From the Editor
In this issue, you’ll find stories of artists whose work has been shaped by deep connection. On the cover is a quilted portrait by Bisa Butler, who finds kin among the people in the old photographs that inspire her textile work. Our “Maker” profile highlights Dina Nur Satti, whose ceramic vessels reconnect her with North and East African ceremonial traditions and her cultural identity. Thought-provoking essays by the late Anni Albers, cultural forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, and American Craft’s art director Lisa Mauer Elliott offer insights into the soulful connections possible in design and craft.
We hope you’ll savor our stories about inventive craft collaborations, like those between weaver Wence Martinez and painter Sandra Martinez and between ceramist Gregg Moore (pictured below on the left) and chefs such as Omar Tate (pictured below on the right) at Stone Barns Center. We also hope you’ll consider the role of kinship in craft and in your life—and, as you connect with people, places, and materials, that you find yourself deepening these kindred relationships.
The American Craft team and the whole American Craft Council staff are going to miss outgoing executive director Sarah Schultz. We’re grateful for her visionary, dedicated leadership, and for always championing the essential work of artists.
KAREN OLSON / Editor in Chief
American Craft Council publishes American Craft magazine on a quarterly basis but reserves the right to change the number of issues in an annual term, including discontinuing any format and substituting and/or modifying the manner in which the subscription is distributed.